Nonprofit nightmares

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The new spate of political scandals in Albany highlights yet again the unseemly relations between pols and community nonprofits,which abound across the state. The charges against state Sen. Shirley Huntley center on a family-run nonprofit to which she funneled state grants.

Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera is under fire for allegations of nepotism, malfeasance,harassment and intimidation –with some involving a nonprofit, others her office payroll.

And,while Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s current woes center on sexual harassment,they follow long scrutiny of the Ridgewood nonprofit empire that is the heart of his political machine.

All this following countless other scandals involving the likes of ex-Sen. Pedro Espada and ex-Sen. Vincent Leibell and the looting of their nonprofits.

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You might be interested in this Politicker article, “We’ve Still Got It! When It Comes to Corrupt Pols, NY Is Still Tops.”

About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email FOMB08@GMAIL.COM.
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